Our neighbor, two doors down, has a fantastic garden. I noticed this for the first time last night when I strolled past on my way to get money at the ATM. It takes up the entire yard and is filled with vegetables and flowers. An assortment of tiger lillies, roses, and tiny little yellow flowers line the outside. The whole thing is surrounded by a 8 foot fence supporting a creeping vine. This fantastic pink rose sits at the corner and provides a colorful foreground to this shot.
I definitely don't have a green thumb. It seems that every plant I have invariablly ends up ill-kept. I managed to keep an ivy plant for a year and a half, but it finally succumbed after we went on a 2 week vacation. I never think to ask the cat-sitters to water the plants and they invariably suffer. Last year I grew tiny little tomatoes out on our west-facing deck. After harvesting, I completely forgot to use them! That would never happen now, I use tomatoes all the time. Although I still don't really appreciate the taste of tomatoes, but they go really well with a little salt, garlic, onion and olive oil.